Living The Most Influential People in Fashion  

Amber Hubert
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Celebrities, models, designers, stylists, and CEOs of the largest department stores are fashion trendsetters. This list contains some of the hottest and most influential people in the fashion industry. Whether it's Tyra Banks deciding whether or not you're still in the running to be America's Next Top Model, or it's the inventor of the ever so popular flab squishing Spanx, these people are making their marks on what we wear and how we wear it.

Fashion tells a story. It helps us express how we are feeling, how we want others to react to us and it also does a very important job. It makes us not naked. Without fashion we'd all be naked criminals running around exposing ourselves and probably most of us would be very, very cold. So thank goodness for clothes!

Fashion changes with the times and reflects what the culture deems as attractive or appropriate. These people are in charge of those terms. Check out this list for fashionistas, designers and clothing moguls alike! Be inspired and look fabulous! 

list ordered by

1
700 564
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
jsnungaray added Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter

2
765 625
Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Model, Actor, Dancer

3
648 575
Coco Chanel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
French Fashion Designer and founder of the Chanel brand

4
327 324
Diana, Princess of Wales is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Crown Princess

5
439 458
Christian Dior is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
Fashion Designer

6
427 447
Gianni Versace is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Actor
Fashion Designer

7
309 308
Alexander McQueen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Visual Artist
Fashion Designer

8
286 284
Anna Wintour is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Magazine editor, Journalist
Editor-in-chief, Vogue Magazine

9
257 250
Christian Louboutin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

10
184 166
Miuccia Prada is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

11
283 291
Giorgio Armani is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
amsmaia added Fashion designer, Businessperson, Designer

12
371 402
Ralph Lauren is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur
CEO, Polo Ralph Lauren

13
194 187
Hubert de Givenchy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

14
289 310
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

15
224 230
Marc Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
Head Designer, Mark Jacobs International

16
290 316
Valentino is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

17
171 167
Donatella Versace is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

18
292 322
Vera Wang is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer
Fashion Designer

19
179 181
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridg... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

20
227 245
Grace Kelly is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion Model, Actor, Crown Princess

21
107 90
Cristóbal Balenciaga is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

22
207 220
Oscar de la Renta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

23
191 202
Tom Ford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Screenwriter, Designer

24
151 150
Manolo Blahnik is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer
Spanish Fashion Designer of Women's High-end shoes

25
167 171
Karl Lagerfeld is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Art Director, Fashion designer, Designer